VPAA Biography

VPAA Herbert Lee at the UCSC Arboretum

Herbert Lee, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, and Campus Diversity Officer for Faculty, assumed the position of Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (VPAA) at UCSC on July 1, 2011. He had held the position on an interim basis from September 2010 through June 2011.

As VPAA, Lee provides administrative leadership in key academic areas, including program development and review, resource allocation, leadership development, accreditation, administrative processes, and faculty policy; in the position, he also oversees the UCSC Arboretum. He also serves as the campus's chief diversity officer for faculty — helping promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at UCSC.

Lee received his B.S. from Yale University and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. He completed a post-doc at Duke University before joining the UCSC faculty in 2002. His research interests include Bayesian statistics, computer simulation experiments, inverse problems, spatial statistics, and neural networks.